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“You think you can stand up to Batta the Beast?”
— Batta

Batta the Beast is the first boss of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. A Ganelon bandit called the Beast for his savagery, he is one of the two bandits that attack Lyn and Mark in the prologue.


Boss Stats[]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Enemy Brigand Map Sprite BrigandN/A
WeaponStarting Items
Axe Axe - DIronaxeIron Axe


Secret Book (Artwork)
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In Lyn's default Normal Mode, the event triggers Batta's auto-death.

In Lyn's Hard mode, as he does not automatically die this time, Batta is a bit more intimidating to deal with: his attacks will most likely be lethal if you don't use a vulnerary, and thus the safest strategy is to do exactly that: use a vulnerary next to him until he is at low enough HP to attack him on Player Phase.


“Who do you think you are? You think you can stand up to Batta the Beast?”
—Batta's battle quote
“What? How...How did you--”
—Batta's death quote


Batta was a classic military term meaning a special allowance made to officers, soldiers, or other public servants during the British Raj. In Japanese, Batta means grasshopper or locust (of superfamily Acridoidea).


  • Batta has become a popular joke within the Fire Emblem fan community for the way his boastfulness and overconfidence belie his incompetence.
  • Batta's portrait would be reused for an unnamed Black Fang member in Chapter 27, Cog of Destiny.
  • Batta continues the Gazzak archetype being a ruffian who serves as the first boss fought in the entire Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is also the first boss fought in the entire Fire Emblem franchise on the games released overseas (excluding Japan releases).